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Democratic U.S. Representative appears on a Donkey Kong 64 charity live-stream

Well here's a connection I never thought I'd be talking about! Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the Democratic U.S. Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district, randomly popped up on a Donkey Kong 64 charity live-stream event over the weekend. During the stream, AOC talked about her time with the N64, and gave shout-outs to both Super Mario 64 and Pokemon Snap as some titles she spent time with.

The charity event, which was looking to raise funds for transgender children, teenagers, and their families, ended up raising over $340k. You can check out a AOC's appearance in the video snippet below.



Categories: Media, Consoles
Tags: n64, donkey-kong

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turaganuva
Mon Jan 21 19 01:59pm
Rating: 8

This was amazing to see. I can't believe how much money the stream raised!

Hey RMC, any reason there's no mention of Harry Brewis, aka H. Bomberguy (the host/organizer of the stream, and the one playing the game)?

turaganuva
Mon Jan 21 19 01:59pm
Rating: 8

This was amazing to see. I can't believe how much money the stream raised!

Hey RMC, any reason there's no mention of Harry Brewis, aka H. Bomberguy (the host/organizer of the stream, and the one playing the game)?

gloop
Mon Jan 21 19 02:17pm
Rating: 3 (Updated 2 times)

Certainly more of a publicity stunt than anything else. She claims that the 64 is the best system ever, but goes on to say that she never owned one and only knows how to play Mario 64 and pokemon snap. She doesn't care about games. She only wants support and being fake is the worst way to go about getting that.

*Edit - Okay, so maybe that's a little harsh. Even if her appearing on there helped raise the donations by a single dollar then it was worth it. I still don't like how fake she was though.

Yikes, your initial comment. You should really delete the entire comment. Girl is a millenial, you know she played the same games we all played growing up.

Comments like yours certainly aren't welcoming to newcomers to the gaming community. Why bother gate keeping? The more people like Nintendo, the more money they make and the more money they make, the better our games will be!

gloop
Mon Jan 21 19 07:53pm
(Updated 1 time)

I don't like editing my comments drastically or deleting them (which might be impossible on this site) unless I unintentionally said something grossly offensive. I don't like sweeping what I said under the rug. Especially if it's just because someone else didn't agree with it. I made my edit after thinking about it for a bit and I'd say it wraps up my thoughts on the matter nicely. Unfortunately I already typed everything below this and I'm going to post it anyway.

I don't appreciate how what she said sounded disingenuous . It's like if I said that I loved the X Box and Microsoft to thousands of fans when I've only played San Andreas at my cousin's house a couple of times. It comes off as manipulative to me when I see politicians try and piggyback on an event in an attempt to get more support. It doesn't matter to me how good the cause is. I'm hard on things I don't support and I'm going to be equally hard on things that I do support. I just don't think it's a good idea to trust anyone in a position of power totally and without second thought.

If you don't like my post then that's too bad. I'm not going to pretend that I didn't say it (although I did consider it shortly after posting that hence my edit). She clearly has her own agenda and is doing what's best for her and her cause (Although we'll see what's more important to her as time goes on). I said what I said and I said it in a way that said comment got across what I wanted to say at that point in time, u kno wut ahm saiyan? At least until the edit- which is pretty much the same thing just less abrasive.

*Edit - Whoops! I wrote another book. I may have also missed the point. Oh well.

mode7
Mon Jan 21 19 02:25pm
Rating: 4

Hbomberguy is great! I still can't believe how successful this was and it was nice to see so many people join the stream, including AOC!

rikukh
Mon Jan 21 19 05:49pm
Rating: 1

Other people who appeared: Grant Kirkhope, Jim Sterling, John Romero (Doom), Josh Sawyer (FallOut), Scott Benson (Night in the Woods) Adam Conover, Chelsea Manning. Contrapoints, and many more

I am really glad this site chose to cover this story, it’s a great feel-good story with a huge Nintendo element to it. It’s the only Nintendo website I know of that chose to cover it. This is my first post, I just had to join up to show my support.

Kinda jealous of the US on this one. If you put most of the politicians in my country on a N64 charity stream all they'd do is talk about how much better it is than the the sixty three previous Ns. ~_~

Pokemon Snap is a great game, I think we all can agree on that.

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